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Things To Do This Summer

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 29, 2015

Summer is back! Here is a cool list of fun ideas for the summer of ‘15!   Hit the movie theaters this summer! Movies like “Insidious 3”, “Jurassic World”, “Ted 2, Minions”, “Ant-man”, “Mr. Holmes”, “Paper Towns”, “Fantastic Four” and “Sinister 2” are all out this summer. &nbs...

Join the Oarsman at Panda Express Thursday, May 28

May 27, 2015

Get great Chinese food and help the Oarsman staff pay its bills. Join Oarsman staff members at Panda...

Chew Family at Venice

Andrea Lo, Assistant News Editor

May 22, 2015

Three members of the Chew family, two of whom are teachers, are currently at Venice High. Mr. Randall Chew and Mrs. Laurie Chew are both math teachers here at Venice. Mrs. Chew is at the World Languages and Global Studies Magnet, while Mr. Chew is teaching for EArtH Justice Small Learning Community. Their three children also...

How to Conserve water for the Drought

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

May 13, 2015

It is important to conserve water nowadays because of the drought California is suffering. Here are a few ways that people can conserve water. Using water only when necessary prevents water waste and helps the world. However, if we continue to not do anything to conserve water, we will run out of drinkable water as well as provoke...

Los Angeles Has A New Ambassador To Japan

Los Angeles Has A New Ambassador To Japan

May 13, 2015

Sophomore SaraJoy Salib was one of four students in Los Angeles to be selected as an ambassador to Nagoya...

Heal the Bay

Heal the Bay

May 11, 2015

Heal the Bay is an organization that educates local youth on science and environmental issues. Heal the...

Journalism Staff Takes Denver

Journalism Staff Takes Denver

May 1, 2015

13 Oarsman staff members traveled to Denver for the National High School Journalism Convention in April.

Preparing for AP testing

Mariam Hassan Ali, Reporter

April 16, 2015

As advanced placement tests approach, students start to wonder how they are going to prepare for that big test. These tests take place in May and students must know all the materials that they studied throughout the year. AP courses have many benefits. If the student that is taking an AP course earns A or a B, his or...

Venice students place in regional Japan Bowl

Andrea Lo, Asst. News Editor

April 16, 2015

Nine Venice High students participated on March 7 in the Japan Bowl of Southern California. Three of those students placed second, and another three placed third in their respective levels of competition. The Bowl encourages high school students currently enrolled in levels III and IV to compete in their knowledge of Japanese...

The Oarsman Now on the Web

Joseph Medina, Assistant Sports Editor

March 6, 2015

The Oarsman has launched an official online website. The website,, which launched Dec. 18, contained the stories from the Dec. 11 issue and other important stories from previous issues. The website is expanding every day and will have stories posted on a regular basis. The Oarsman now also has an Instagram...

Valentine Dates

Cinthia Hercules, Photo Editor

March 6, 2015

It’s that time of year where guys worry about how much they’re going to spend and girls worry about what to wear for the night. The single people out there will have no worries at all but to make themselves happy! Valentine’s Day is in two days and if you are clueless on what to do, here are a few ideas: -If money...

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

February 27, 2015

In this month of love, there are many who will try to look for the best gift to give to their partners. Many people will look forward to making their partners lives a little sweeter. There are many things that can help romanticize a relationship, but something done by hand will have partners mesmerized. A few recipes that have...